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'What Nerve! Alternative Figures in American Art, 1960 to the Present' opens at the RISD Museum

1 hour agoArts : Artdaily

The RISD Museum explores an alternate history of contemporary American art this fall in What Nerve! Alternative Figures in American Art, 1960 to the Present. What Nerve! is on view from mid-September through January 4, 2015. ?The RISD Museum is excited to present this ambitious exhibition,? says John W. Show More Summary

Group exhibition curated by Glenn O?Brien opens at Blain/Southern in Berlin

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

Blain|Southern announces the group exhibition SED TANTUM DIC VERBO (JUST SAY THE WORD), conceived and curated by the American writer and editor Glenn O?Brien. The exhibition examines the use of words in art and brings together artists from the 1960s to the present day who all have/had a strong relationship to the curator. Show More Summary

Datebook: Dreamy stop-motion, German cinema and Andy Warhol's shadows

German films of the 1920s in L.A., animated wonders and a poet's circle in Pasadena, plus Andy Warhol in downtown, a Latin American documentary series and an entire festival devoted to exploring the overlap between art and science. It's all happening this week in our big, bad, traffic-choked...

Datebook: Dreamy stop-motion, German cinema and Andy Warhol's shadows

German films of the 1920s in L.A., animated wonders and a poet's circle in Pasadena, plus Andy Warhol in downtown, a Latin American documentary series and an entire festival devoted to exploring the overlap between art and science. It's all happening this week in our big, bad, traffic-choked...

12 Jobs From My Recent Past

I've never been particularly good a having a "traditional" job—a byproduct, perhaps, of a lenient upbringing, attendance at a magnet high school for the arts, my birth as an American, and then a variety of other luck and circumstance that has permitted me to be at times fickle, but more often or at least most simply stated: Unlikely to keep a job. Read more...

Holy Hell, American Horror Story Recreates The Real Life Barbie Foot

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Remember the creepy-as-hell stiletto implant art series that freaked everyone out a few years back? Well, now American Horror Story is recreating that disturbing image for their ads, which makes total sense. Read more...

Live Stream: D.C. Mayoral Candidates Debate Tonight At American University

The debate will begin at 7 p.m. inside AU's Katzen Arts Center. It will also be live-streamed. [ more › ]

Bill and Camille Cosby loan private collection to the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art

2 days agoArts : Artdaily

One of the world?s preeminent private collections of African American art will have its first public viewing later this year at the Smithsonian?s National Museum of African Art. ?Conversations: African and African American Artworks in...Show More Summary

Miley Cyrus Continues to Rep Dead Dog, Act Really Weird on South American Tour

Ever since Miley Cyrus brought her Bangerz tour to South America, her Instagram page has been weirder than ever.  Okay, maybe not weirder than ever, since she was posting photos of her semen and weed art exhibit just last week, but there's...Show More Summary

Pollock's stellar 'Lucifer' and impressive Anderson Collection

For the past 44 years, a pivotal painting in the evolution of American Modern art in the exhausted aftermath of World War II has hung in a private home in an affluent San Francisco suburb — first in a child's bedroom and then over a dining room credenza.

Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie From 'The Everyday Art of Gluten-Free'

Ah, the glorious chocolate chip cookie. Crispy, chewy, salt-dusted, or just sweet—no matter the variation, it's an American stand-by. But until recently, a gluten-free version of the classic was not common. The Everyday Art of Gluten-Free beautifully mimics that tender yet crisp chocolate-chip balance, without relying on standard flour.

Donald Antrim and the Art of Anxiety

Plumbing the depths of American literature’s darkest comedian.

Rush Hour

2 days agoOdd : Neatorama

(vimeo link) This video of traffic during rush hour will probably make you nervous -if you’re an American. Those who have driven in other countries may see it as an everyday occurrence. Relax, it’s not a documentary. This art video was...Show More Summary

Women Who Conquered the Comics World

3 days agoOdd : Neatorama

Comics creator and historian Trina Robbins recently published Pretty in Ink: North American Women Cartoonists, 1896-2013, and an art exhibit from Robbins’ collection, inspired by the book, is on display at the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco. Show More Summary

Abstract vs. Figurative

Among the most well known and commercially successful American artists today are Kehinde Wiley and John Currin, both figurative painters of amazing skill, and both drawing inspiration from the art of Old Masters. Last weekend, LA art lovers had the chance to encounter them both. Show More Summary

Recent Reading: Onward, Christian Soldiers Edition

(September 16, 2014 11:45 AM, by Art Carden) Stanley Hauerwas, War and the American Difference: Theological Reflections on Violence and National Identity. This wasn't really "recent" as it was several months ago, but Hauerwas spoke at Samford last semester. Hauerwas discusses war--a key sacrament of civic religion--from a... (0 COMMENTS)

Artist Lilly Martin Spencer

3 days agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

Erin Benz interned at American Art's Luce Foundation Center this summer. While here, she took the time to write about one of her favorite artists in our collection, Lilly Martin Spencer.

Cooking Art History: Cooking American

The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Garden's exhibit Your Country Calls! Posters of the First World War marks the 100th anniversary of the start of the war and includes vintage posters created to shape and influence national identity, many of which revolve around food. Show More Summary

Exhuming the Artistic Afterlife from One of NYC’s Historic Cemeteries

4 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

Up in the Bronx, at the end of the line of the 4 train, is a "remarkable museum of American funerary art," as the wall text for Sylvan Cemetery: Architecture, Art and Landscape at Woodlawn at Columbia University's Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery puts it.

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